Holly Engström, a Primary Years Programme (PYP) homeroom teacher at the International School of the Stockholm Region, Sweden explores how her students took ownership of their learning and turned their empathy into action, making a meaningful impact in the face of adversity.
Making real-life connections to events strengthens students’ conceptual understanding across subjects, enabling them to transfer their learning and draw meaningful inferences. They develop a broader appreciation of what it means to be citizens of the world. It gives them an opportunity to connect with their learning, a sense of purpose to their experience and enables their voice to shine through. […]